Friday, August 9, 2013

Weekend: Tribute To Fishing Industry

Those who make a living at sea will be remembered Sunday as the province observes Mariner's Day and Seaman's Memorial Day. Fisheries Minister and MLA for Shelburne, Sterling Belliveau, says it's a day to pay tribute to all men and women who contribute to the economic prosperity of the province and those lost their lives in the process. A sunset ceremony will take place at the Fishermen's Monument in Eastern Passage. Meanwhile, a slo-pitch tournament is also planned in the Municipality of Barrington in memory of Katlin Nickerson, captain of the ill-fated Miss Ally. The money raised will go toward a memorial bursary. In April, the Mariner's Day Act was passed to observe the second Sunday in August as Mariner's Day.

Request For Proposals Issued For LCLC Ice Cover

The search is on for an ice cover for the new Clearwater Seafood Arena at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. A request for proposals has been issued by the LCLC. General Manager Kevin Benjamin says groups have until August 20th to submit their request. He says an ice cover will be a welcome addition to the new facility.

The town of Bridgewater and Municipality of Lunenburg have agreed to share the cost of an ice cover for up to $215,000.

McNally Wins Second Bronze At Summer Games

Make it two bronze medals for Hebbville's Claire McNally. The 17-year-old won her second bronze at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec this week. McNally finished third in the S5-14 200 metre individual medley para-swimming event. She also won bronze in the 50-metre fly para-swim. Nova Scotia sits in seventh place in the overall medal standings with 13, heading into Friday's competition.

More ER Closures At Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

Another group of closures is ahead for the ER at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. The Lunenburg hospital's emergency department will be closed from 5pm today to 7:30 Saturday morning.  It will also be closed during the same hours on Saturday overnight, Sunday overnight and Monday overnight.  Staffing shortages are blamed for the closings.  PC health critic Chris d'Entremont of Argyle says the chronic closures of the Fishermen's ER and those less-often at Roseway in Shelburne are signals that health care dollars don't have priorities.

South Shore Health reminds anyone in the Lunenburg area needing emergency services during the Fishermen's closures to call 911 or visit the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.  Those with non-emergencies should contact their family doctor, go to the nearest clinic or call Health Link 811 for medical advice.

Some Change In Gasoline Prices

A slight drop in some gasoline prices overnight. A litre of regular self serve is down half a cent at South Shore pumps. Its listed at $1.35.1.  High test is down by a similar amount to $1.44.1.  There is no change in the price of diesel though, listed at $1.32.8 per litre.